Monday, July 22, 2013

The punctuated collapse of the Roman Empire

The idea of an impending collapse of our civilization is already bad enough in itself, but it has this little extra-twist that collapse may be given more speed by what I called the "Seneca Cliff," from the words of the Roman Philosopher who had noted first that, "Fortune is slow, but ruin is rapid".

http://www.resilience.org/stories/2013-07-15/the-punctuated-collapse-of-the-roman-empire

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